WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dice /daɪs/USA pronunciation   n.pl., sing.  die, v.,  diced, dic•ing. 
n. 
  1. Games small cubes, marked on each side with one to six spots, used in games or gambling:[plural]We rolled the dice and I had a ten.
  2. Games any of various games, esp. gambling games, played by shaking and throwing such cubes:[uncountable]a game of dice.

v. [+ object]
  1. to cut into small cubes:Dice the vegetables.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsno dice: 
    • of no use;
      ineffective:We tried to reach you, but it was no dice.
    • (used to answer "no'' to a request):"Could you lend me $500?'' —"Sorry, no dice!''


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dice  (dīs),USA pronunciation n.pl., sing.  die, v.,  diced, dic•ing. 
n. 
  1. Gamessmall cubes of plastic, ivory, bone, or wood, marked on each side with one to six spots, usually used in pairs in games of chance or in gambling.
  2. GamesSee  poker dice. 
  3. Gamesany of various games, esp. gambling games, played by shaking and throwing from two to six dice or poker dice onto a flat surface. Cf. craps.
  4. any small cubes.
  5. Sport[Auto Racing.]a jockeying for lead position between two or more drivers in which tactics are used to pass or keep from being passed.
  6. Idiomsno dice, [Informal.]of no use or help;
    ineffective.

v.t. 
  1. to cut into small cubes.
  2. to decorate with cubelike figures.
  3. Gamesto lose by gambling with dice (often fol. by away).

v.i. 
  1. to play at dice.
  2. Gamesto cause or bring about by gambling with dice.
  3. Sport[Auto Racing.]to duel with another car or cars in a dice.
dicer, n. 
  • Old French de(i)z, dés (plural); see die2
  • Middle English dees, dis, dyce (singular and plural), dyces (plural) 1300–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dice /daɪs/ pl n
  1. cubes of wood, plastic, etc, each of whose sides has a different number of spots (1 to 6), used in games of chance and in gambling to give random numbers

  2. Also called: die (functioning as singular) one of these cubes
  3. small cubes as of vegetables, chopped meat, etc
  4. no diceslang chiefly US Canadian an expression of refusal or rejection
vb
  1. to cut (food, etc) into small cubes
  2. (intransitive) to gamble with or play at a game involving dice
  3. (intransitive) to take a chance or risk (esp in the phrase dice with death)
  4. (transitive) Austral informal to abandon or reject
Etymology: 14th Century: plural of die²

ˈdicer n
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